Category Archives: Gaza Strip

15 Jul
11:44

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Detainees In Ofer Prison

Israeli soldiers injured, late on Tuesday at night, many Palestinian political prisoners in Ofer prison, which is built on Palestinian lands west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, in addition to forcing one detainee in solitary confinement. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that dozens of soldiers […]

Airstrike in Rafah (archival PCHR image)
14 Jul
12:26

34-Year Old Palestinian Woman Dies of Wounds Sustained In 2014 Israeli Offensive

Aseel Mahmoud Hamad Dheir, 34, died on Monday in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, from wounds she suffered at the hands of the Israeli army during their invasion of Gaza in the summer of 2014. Dheir was severely injured in an Israeli airstrike on her home […]

13 Jul
11:53

Former Political Prisoner, Senior PFLP Member, Killed In Gaza

July 13, 2020 11:53 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a former political prisoner was shot and stabbed to death, on Sunday evening, by several assailants near his home in the Saudi neighborhood, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said unknown gunmen opened […]

10 Jul
3:56

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02– 08 July 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-faceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, IOF’s excessive use of force rendered 21 […]

08 Jul
4:10

PCHR Holds Israel Fully Responsible for Death of Palestinian Al-Gharabli in Israeli Prisons

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 08 July 2020, Palestinian detained in Israeli prisons for the past 26 years, Sa’di Khalil al-Gharabli (47) from Gaza City, was pronounced dead in Kaplan Medical Center where he was recently transferred from al-Ramlah prison after his health condition deteriorated. Al-Gharabli […]

08 Jul
12:00

Palestinian from Gaza Abducted by Israeli Forces at Erez Crossing

The Israeli forces abducted , on Monday evening, a Palestinian passenger at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing, in northern besieged Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Information Center reported. The young man, Abdullah Shaker, was on his way to request permission to travel to Israel, in order to donate bone marrow […]

08 Jul
12:00

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (16 – 29 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Biweekly Highlights An eight-month-old baby boy, who needed a heart surgery at an Israeli hospital, could not exit Gaza and died on 18 June. Since 21 May, the PA has not accepted or transferred applications for exit permits from Gaza […]

08 Jul
10:56

Elderly Palestinian Detainee Dies In Captivity  

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ Affairs has confirmed, on Wednesday morning, the death of an elderly Palestinian political prisoner at Israeli medical center following years of medical neglect. The Commission stated that Sa’adi Khalil al-Gharabily, 75, from Gaza, has died on Wednesday morning, at an Israeli medical center, after suffering […]

08 Jul
10:56

 Israeli Bulldozers Invade Parts of Eastern Gaza City

Israeli troops invaded, early Wednesday, eastern areas of Gaza city, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Local Palestinian media outlets, including Maan News Agency, said that a number of armored Israeli army vehicles, including three military bulldozers, invaded a border fence area, between eastern Gaza city and Israel, some tens of meters […]

08 Jul
8:49

Joint Press Release: Assessing cases of the 2014 attacks on Gaza leads to definitive conclusion: victims and survivors have been abandoned to non-genuine investigations and gross injustice

Gaza City and London, 07 July 2020 – In the summer of 2014, Al Mezan and LPHR worked together to examine egregious acts of horror against civilians in Gaza, trapped in a closed-off territory while under military bombardment run by Israel’s political and military leadership; its emblematic feature being that dozens of […]

08 Jul
8:41

PCHR: “Israeli Occupation Authorities Arrest Civilian Travelling to Donate Bone Marrow for His Brother in Tel HaShomer Hospital”

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the arrest of a civilian from the Gaza Strip by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing. The civilian was traveling to Tel HaShomer Hospital as he is scheduled for a bone marrow donation for his ill brother, […]

07 Jul
9:28

Statement: “Death Of Palestinian Detainee Not Confirmed”

Update: Mr. Ferwana has informed the IMEMC the Red Cross managed to visit the detainee in the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center and informed his family that Sa’ad is in a very critical condition, hooked to a ventilator.   The Israeli Prison Service has not yet officially informed the Palestinians or the […]

06 Jul
9:08

Israeli Warplanes Strike Several Areas in eastern Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes struck several locations in the besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday night, Quds News Network reported. Israeli military jets struck four targets, in Palestinian agricultural lands in the Zaytoun neighborhood, in eastern Gaza, as well as the Tuffah neighborhood. In a statement, the Israeli army confirmed the strikes, claiming that […]

03 Jul
3:51

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Four Gaza Fishermen off the Coast of Rafah  

Israeli naval forces abducted, on Thursday evening, four Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah city, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Local fishermen sources reported that a number of Israeli naval vessels attacked a Palestinian fishing boat, off the coast of Rafah city, before soldiers abducted four of the […]

02 Jul
5:20

 Two Palestinian Prisoners Embark on Hunger Strike

Two Palestinian prisoners declared, on Thursday, that they would embark on an open hunger strike, in protest of their imprisonment under administrative detention by the Israeli occupation authorities. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society issued a statement, explaining that the two prisoners, identified as Fadi Ghonaimat and Oday Shehada, have begun hunger […]

02 Jul
9:17

Mezan: “Marking the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan Highlights Abuse of 92 Children Crossing Gaza’s Buffer Zone”

Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: Press Release: To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Al Mezan highlights its recent monitoring and documentation concerning the torture and abuse of Palestinian children attempting to cross the Israeli-imposed buffer zone, or access-restricted area, in Gaza. This documentation shows patterns […]

02 Jul
4:36

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Annexation Plans in Gaza, Ramallah

Thousands of Palestinians participated in a large rally in Gaza, on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of the occupation states annexation plans, Quds News Network reported. Political leaders and civilians attended the demonstration, raising Palestinian flags and reciting slogans against the expropriation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley, and other parts of […]

30 Jun
4:18

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen off the Coast of Gaza

Israeli naval vessels attacked, early on Tuesday morning, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, off the coast of Gaza, while Israeli tanks rolled into the eastern parts of the coastal enclave. Media sources in Gaza said that fishing boats sailing off the northern coast of Gaza, were exposed to indiscriminate […]

30 Jun
6:21

OCHA: Gaza Strip – Snapshot – May 2020

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Monthly Highlights As part of the measures to contain the pandemic, the de facto authorities announced the full closure of the two passenger crossings, from 23 May till the end of June; however, limited movement through the Erez crossing with […]

29 Jun
8:55

International Protests Against Israeli Annexation of the West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinians formed a human chain across Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday, to express their objection to Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Demonstrators held Palestinian flags and banners denouncing the Israeli expropriation of the Jordan Valley area […]

27 Jun
1:36

Israeli Army Shells Gaza

Israeli war jets and tanks fired, late on Friday at night, several missiles, and shells, into Palestinian areas in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, causing damage. The Israeli army claimed it was retaliating to shells reportedly fired from Gaza. Media sources in Gaza said the army fired at least […]

25 Jun
10:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 Jun 2020)

Summary Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multifaceted violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including invasions into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. This week, the Israeli military’s excessive use of force killed 1 civilian, rendered 22 injuries […]

25 Jun
6:45

Israeli Soldier Given Derisory Sentence for the Unlawful Killing of a Palestinian Fisherman

Press Release By Al-Mezan Center For Human Rights: On 15 June 2020, an Israeli military court sentenced an Israeli soldier, who shot and killed 23-year-old Palestinian fisherman, Nawwaf al-Attar, off the coast of Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip, to a derisory 45-day prison sentence to be served through military-related […]

23 Jun
4:50

Palestinian Baby Dies After Israel Denies Permit for Medical Treatment

The Israeli Annexation Plan, announced last month by Israeli authorities, and put into practice this month, has apparently claimed its first victim, as a Palestinian baby scheduled for a lifesaving operation in Israel was denied a permit by Israeli authorities who run the West Bank and Gaza under martial law. […]

22 Jun
9:24

PCHR Follows with Concern Continued Detention of Citizens on Grounds of Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with concern the continued summonsing and detention of several Fatah Movement activists and cadres by the Internal Security Services (ISS) on grounds of a protest and social media posts on the 14th anniversary of the internal Palestinian division between Fatah and Hamas movements. […]

21 Jun
12:32

On World Refugee Day, Nearly Six Million Palestinians Remain Refugees

More than 5.6 million Palestinians are registered by United Nations (UN) as refugees, after seven decades of the Palestinian catastrophe or Nakba that began when Israel expelled more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine, declaring it the state of Israel, in 1948. The United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/76, […]

20 Jun
3:35

Israeli Navy Forces Palestinian Fisherman off the Coast of Gaza

The Israeli Navy, early on Friday, forced Palestinian fishermen to flee the coast fearing for their lives, blocking their ability to provide for their families. According to Palestinian sources in the besieged coastal territory, Israeli Navy vessels intercepted fishermen sailing in the north of the Gaza strip, in the Al-Sudaniya […]

18 Jun
11:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (June 11 – 17, 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (11 – 17 June 2020) Summary The Israeli forces continued to commit crimes and multi-pronged violations against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, […]

16 Jun
2:32

Israeli Warplanes Strike the Besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli artillery and warplanes struck many targets throughout the besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday night Quds News Network reported. No casualties were reported at the time of this report. Local sources said the Israeli heavy weaponry fired shelled two shells, at an area to the east of Khan Younis, central […]

12 Jun
12:30

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 Jun 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, […]

11 Jun
8:45

Report: 340 Palestinians Abducted in May by Israeli Forces

A new joint report by a coalition of Palestinian NGOs has found that Israeli forces abducted 340 Palestinians in the month of May 2020 and brought them to military bases for imprisonment and interrogation. In their monthly joint report, the NGOs stated that the recently imprisoned Palestinians include 25 children […]

10 Jun
6:14

Israeli Military Invades Parts of Northern Gaza As Israeli Navy Attacks Fishermen

Israeli troops invaded, earlier Wednesday, Palestinian lands near Beit Lahia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, while Israeli navy ships attacked fishermen off the coast of Gaza. Local Palestinian sources in northern Gaza said that several armored Israeli vehicles, including a bulldozer, invaded […]

08 Jun
9:03

Israeli Military Razes Land in Gaza, Sets up Mobile Homes in West Bank

The Israeli military invaded the blockaded Gaza Strip, on Monday morning, and razed land in the Abu Safiya area. A local monitor told Quds Press, that military vehicles, including 3 bulldozers intruded into and proceeded to level Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, northern besieged Gaza Strip. In the occupied West […]

07 Jun
6:59

OCHA: Protection of Civilians Report (12 May – 1 June 2020)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] Protection of Civilians Report | 12 May – 1 June 2020 On 30 May, Israeli border policemen opened fire at, and killed, a 32-year-old autistic Palestinian man, Eyad A-Hallaq, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli authorities opened an […]

04 Jun
9:44

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 Jun 2020)

Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 May – 03 June 2020) Israeli occupation forces continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. […]

02 Jun
10:41

Israeli Navy Ships Harass Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

Israeli naval forces reportedly harassed, earlier on Tuesday morning, flooding with water, the boats of Palestinian fishermen, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. Local media sources in the coastal territory said that Israeli naval vessels intercepted some fishing boats, in the northwestern area of Sudaniya, forcing them all […]

01 Jun
11:18

Israeli Army Vehicles Invade and Raze Land East of Gaza City

Armored Israeli military vehicles incurred, earlier on Monday morning, into farm lands east of Gaza city. Media sources and witnesses said that several armored Israeli vehicles including bulldozers incurred into the Mallaka area, tens of meters, just east of Gaza city. Witnesses added that the invading force began razing farm […]

01 Jun
3:39

Palestinians Protest Israel’s Medical Negligence of Cancer Patient Prisoner

Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reportedly staged a demonstration, on Sunday, in protest of what they said Israeli maltreatment of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israeli jail. The protesters, representing many Islamic and national Palestinian political factions in the coastal enclave, showed solidarity with prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, […]

28 May
8:27

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 May 2020)

Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 May 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to commit crimes against Palestinian civilians and their properties, including raids into Palestinian cities that are characterized with excessive use of force, assault, abuse and attacks on civilians. […]

25 May
6:41

Hamas’s Political Head : No Prisoners Swap Deal without an Acceptable Price

Hamas’s political head, Ismail Haniyeh, reportedly said over the weekend, that his Islamist party, that rules the Gaza Strip, will agree to a prisoner swap deal with the state of Israel, only in return for an acceptable price. Haniyeh’s remarks came on the eve of the Al-Fitr Muslims’ Feast or […]

22 May
8:41

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 May 2020) Summary This week, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man alleging that he rammed soldiers with his car in Hebron; and continued its attacks on Ya’bad village, arresting civilians in a […]

19 May
10:57

UPDATED: Israeli Troops Abduct Several Palestinians in West Bank and Israel

Updated: May 20 @ 0651 The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported that Israeli forces detained 18 Palestinians from across the West Bank. The following names are the Palestinian residents detained by Israeli forces; 1. Ahmed Abu Ghazaleh (Jerusalem) 2. Muhammad al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 3. Abdullah al-Jolani (Jerusalem) 4. Adham al-Zaatari (Jerusalem) […]

15 May
1:58

Israeli Navy Shoots A Fisherman In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza Sea, wounding one fisherman with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head. Eyewitnesses said the navy attacked the Palestinian fishing boats while sailing less than three nautical miles from the shore, in the al-Waha area, […]

15 May
7:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 May 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (07 – 13 May 2020) Israeli forces continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian […]

14 May
7:11

Palestinians to Mark Nakba Anniversary Digitally for First Time in History

On the eve of the Palestinian people’s catastrophe or Nakba anniversary, the Ramallah-based higher national committee for marking the Nakba, called on all Palestinian masses to commemorate the Nakba anniversary digitally and not on the ground. “As we are marking such a historic significant moment of our Palestinian history, the […]

14 May
11:17

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Attack Farmers And Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian farmers and fishermen with live fire and shells, in the southern and northern parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in military towers across the perimeter fence, fired many live rounds at Palestinian […]

14 May
6:55

PCHR: In Two Separate Incidents, Fisherman Wounded and Two Others Arrested at Beit Lahia Sea

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the continued Israeli attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, as a fisherman was wounded, two arrested, and a fishing boat confiscated, in two separate incidents. According to the investigations conducted by PCHR, on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, Israeli naval forces […]

13 May
9:09

Israeli Naval Forces Abduct Two Gaza Fishermen, Seize Boat

Israeli naval forces reportedly abducted Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat, off the coast of Gaza, earlier on Wednesday. The Gaza-based Palestinian Committee for the documentation of Israeli attacks on fishermen, said that Mohamad Abdelrazeq Baker, 49 and Mahmoud Aziz Baker, 34, while the two were onboard, doing a routine […]

12 May
12:36

Israeli Navy Injures Palestinian Fisherman In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the northwestern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. The Committee for Documenting Israeli Violations against the Fishermen in Gaza has reported that the navy ships fired live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at the fishing boats […]

12 May
1:00

Palestinian PM Seeks to Counter Israel’s Threats over Prisoners’ Monthly Allowances

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh asserted, on Monday, that his cabinet has recently sought some prospects for solutions to the standoff of Palestinian prisoners’ monthly allowances, created by a recent Israeli decision. During a weekly cabinet session, held in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Dr. Shtayyeh said that Israel […]

08 May
11:57

Israeli Navy Injures 3 Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

The Israeli navy attacked fishermen Friday morning, off the coast of the Gaza Strip, according to WAFA correspondent. He stated that naval boats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats sailing northwest of Gaza city, shooting a 60-year-old fisherman with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head. The wounded man was […]

08 May
7:37

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April – 06 May 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights: Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 April – 6 May 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the […]

07 May
10:17

Israeli Navy Opens Fire at Palestinian Fishermen off Gaza Shore

Israeli naval forces targeted, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian fishermen, while attempting to earn a living, sailing off the northern shores of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets and witnesses said that Israeli naval vessels attacked fishermen in Alwaha, Alsudaniya areas, north of the coastal enclave, as the fishermen […]

07 May
12:52

Explosion In Gaza Injures Several Palestinians

In a brief statement, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that several Palestinians were injured, on Wednesday evening, in an explosion in Gaza city. Eyad El-Bozom, the spokesperson of the Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip, said medics evacuated the wounded to the Shifa Medical Center, […]

06 May
5:01

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles targeting two areas south of Gaza city, and Beit Hannoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in military bases across the perimeter fence, fired several artillery shells into a building east […]

02 May
9:26

Israeli Troops Shoot at Palestinian Fishermen and Farmers in Gaza

Israeli troops opened fire on Saturday, at local Palestinian farmers in southern Gaza, mainly in the Khuza’a rural area, east of the southern Khan Younis city. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli troops, stationed on the Israeli side of the border, east of Khan Younis city, opened […]

01 May
12:59

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 – 29 April 2020)

Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (23 – 29 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the […]

27 Apr
7:57

PCHR Condemns Restrictions on Freedom of Journalistic Work in Gaza

At approximately 12:30 on Saturday, 25 April 2020, Palestinian police in Gaza city arrested a Palestine TV Satellite’s press crew while recording an interview in Jabalia refugee camp, claiming that they did not have the necessary authorization for photographing and conducting interviews. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns […]

25 Apr
8:54

Israeli Troops Open Fire on Palestinian Farmers in Southern Gaza

Israeli troops opened heavy fire, earlier Saturday, towards Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis city, south of the Gaza Strip. Local media reports said that Israeli soldiers, stationed on the Israeli side of the border fence between Gaza and Israel, fired tear-gas canisters and some live ammunition, towards local farmers, […]

24 Apr
4:23

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16-22 April, 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency […]

23 Apr
4:26

Israeli Military Vehicles Infiltrate Gaza Strip, Raze Palestinian Land

A number of Israeli occupation military vehicles penetrated, on Thursday morning, the Palestinian agricultural lands along the border with Israel, east of Gaza City, local sources reported. Local sources and residents told Quds Press, that Israeli military vehicles infiltrated dozens of meters into the agricultural lands of citizens east of […]

22 Apr
9:31

PCHR: Fisherman Wounded & Fishing Boats Damaged, Israeli Naval Forces Continue Attacks on Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Waters

Israeli Naval Forces continued its attacks on Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza waters, under the continued Israeli restrictions on fishermens’ freedom to work and banning their access to areas rich with fish, all while fishermen do not pose any threat to the Israeli naval forces stationed in Gaza waters, which is […]

22 Apr
7:02

Israel’s Defense Minister to Stop Conducting Coronavirus Tests for Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, reportedly decided on Wednesday, that Israel will stop providing the necessary Coronavirus tests for cases from the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli media reports said that Bennet’s decision came following a series of discussions among Israeli army officials that have so far failed to approve conducting […]

21 Apr
7:24

Israeli Bulldozers Invade Parts of Northern Gaza, Troops Open Fire in the South, Navy Injures One Offshore

Israeli troops reportedly invaded, early on Tuesday, parts of the northern and southern besieged Gaza Strip local sources reported. Local witnesses said that a number of armored vehicles including bulldozers, advanced tens of meters deep into the Jabalia refugee camp, north of the coastal enclave. Witnesses added that the bulldozers […]

21 Apr
7:05

OCHA : Summary of Protection of Civilians Report (March 31 – April 13)

United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs Protection of Civilians Report | 31 March – 13 April 2020 Summary of report Twelve Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank. Eight of the injuries were treated due to tear gas inhalation, two were shot with live ammunition, […]

19 Apr
9:36

Erekat: Majority of International Leaders Oppose Netanyahu’s Colonial Plans

Top Palestinian negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat said on Sunday that the majority of international leaders oppose Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s colonial plans by, insisting that a two-state solution is the way out of the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict. During phone calls with several world leaders, that Erekat initiated, leaders unanimously […]

19 Apr
12:53

Hamas Offers Israel a Mediated Prisoner Swap Deal

Political Leader of the ruling Islamist Hamas party in Gaza, Ismail Haniyya, told the Alaraby Arabic TV channel, on Friday, that his party has four Israeli soldiers in captivity, and that the party is ready to indirectly negotiate over a possible prisoner swap deal with Israel. The leader of Hamas […]

18 Apr
12:30

US to Provide $5 Million in Aid to Palestine

United States of America reportedly announced it would grant Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza a sum of five million US Dollars, or 3.6 million New Israeli Shekels (NIS) to help deal with the Covid-19 paramedic. In a tweet he posted on Thursday, the US Ambassador to Israel, David […]

17 Apr
7:19

Arab League’s Secretary General Urges Donor Countries to Fill in UNRWA’s Deficit

Secretary General of the Arab States’ League, Mr. Ahmad Abuelgheit, urged on Thursday, all donor countries that contribute to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), to promptly fill in current deficit of UNRWA’s budget. Abuelgheit’s appeal came during a meeting at the latter’s Cairo-based office, […]

17 Apr
4:08

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020)

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights Summary of Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the […]

17 Apr
2:20

PCHR Fears Coronavirus Spread in Israeli Prisons and Detention Centers

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Palestinian Prisoners’ Day is celebrated every year on the 17th of April, which was endorsed by the Palestinian National Council in 1974 as a national day to pay tribute to Palestinian prisoners and their sacrifices, and to support, advocate and promote their right to […]

15 Apr
4:56

UNRWA: Israel Restricts Fight Against Covid-19 in East Jerusalem

Spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Mr. Sami Mosha’sha, said on Wednesday, that Israeli occupation authorities in the internationally-recognized occupied East Jerusalem, have imposed restrictions on the work of UNRWA-affiliated medical crews serving refugee populations there. In a phone interview with the Palestinian […]

12 Apr
6:08

Israeli Troops Open Fire on Palestinian Farmers in Southern Gaza

Israeli troops opened fire, early on Sunday morning, on a number of Palestinian farmers in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli troops, stationed on watch towers, near the border fence with Khuza’a village, southeast of the coastal territory, opened fire with their […]

10 Apr
5:34

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (02 – 08 April 2020)

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since 06 March 2020, in the […]

09 Apr
10:21

Senior PLO Member: Israeli Crimes Against Palestinians Go Unabated

Senior member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, held the international community legally and morally responsible for what she described as the Israeli military’s continued crimes against the unarmed Palestinian people. In a statement, the senior PLO member released on Thursday on the 72nd […]

09 Apr
6:30

PCHR: In New Israeli Violation, Israeli Naval Forces Wound 2 Fishermen in Northern Gaza Sea

Israeli naval forces continue their attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea preventing them from sailing and fishing freely, accessing the zones rich in fish, despite the fact that fishermen posed no threat to the lives of Israeli naval forces deployed in Gaza waters. The Israeli naval forces’ attacks […]

08 Apr
10:06

Israeli Naval Forces Wound Palestinian Fisherman in Northern Gaza

Israeli naval forces reportedly shot and wounded a Palestinian fisherman, on Wednesday, off the northern coast of the tiny Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets reported that at least one Palestinian fisherman was shot and wounded earlier on Wednesday morning, after naval Israeli forces chased and intercepted […]

08 Apr
1:27

World Health Day: PCHR Calls for Providing Medical Supplies and COVID-19 Testing Kits to Gaza Strip’s Health Sector

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) World Health Day is celebrated each year on April 7th, and it was first sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1950 to raise health awareness. The theme for World Health Day 2020 is “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” to support nurses […]

07 Apr
7:36

Israeli Troops Invade Parts of Gaza with Tanks, Bulldozers

Israeli troops reportedly, incurred earlier on Tuesday, into the northwestern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, with tanks and D-9 bulldozers. Local media outlets and witnesses said that at least four army bulldozers as well as other armored vehicles, incurred several hundred meters deep into a northwestern part of the […]

07 Apr
7:21

Committee Concerned About Health of Palestinian Prisoners

Representative of the Ramallah-based Committee for Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, Hassan Abd Rabo, expressed on Tuesday the committee’s growing concerns over the safety of the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails. Abd Rabo’s remarks come amidst the internationally-spread Coronavirus, inside Israel and some Palestinian cities, towns and villages. He was […]

06 Apr
7:31

Report: 17 Israeli Violations Against Gaza Fishermen

The Gaza-based Palestinian Agricultural Union issued on Sunday a report, outlining the amount of Israeli naval forces violations against Gaza fishermen, during March of 2020. According to the Department of Lobbying and Advocacy of the Palestinian Agricultural Union, Israeli naval forces, off the coast of Gaza, committed 17 violations against […]

06 Apr
8:44

Opinion: A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as […]

06 Apr
8:21

PCHR Condemns Israeli Defense Minister’s Statements, Stresses Linking Humanitarian Aid to Politics is Unacceptable

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett’s statements linking the entry of medical supplies into the Gaza Strip to combat Coronavirus with the return of Israeli soldiers who have been held by Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip since 2014. PCHR stresses […]

03 Apr
9:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 March – 1 April 2020)

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) 26 March – 1 April 2020 Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) […]

03 Apr
9:44

WAFA: “10 Detainees At Ofer Embark On Hunger Strike”

RAMALLAH, Thursday, April 2, 2020 (WAFA) – Ten Palestinian political prisoners at Ofer detention camp, southwest of Ramallah, embarked today on an open-ended hunger strike in protest against the ongoing solitary confinement of two fellow prisoners, as well as against Israel’s failure to provide the conditions to prevent a high […]

02 Apr
6:54

Israel Puts Forth a Condition for Aiding Gaza Over Coronavirus

Palestinian media reports, citing Israeli sources, reported on Thursday that the Israeli government put forth a condition for shipping medical aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, for fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sources said that Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, was quoted during a press briefing in Tel-Aviv, as saying […]

01 Apr
5:39

Israeli Army Tanks Invade Parts of Gaza, Raze Palestinian Farmlands

Armored vehicles of the Israeli army invaded early on Wednesday, the northern besieged Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, according to local sources. Sources and witnesses said that a number of armored vehicles including combat tanks, rolled about tens of meters, deep into farm lands, owned by local Palestinian farmers […]

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

Israeli colonial settlers on Tuesday, razed vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Local media outlets said that the lands razed, are located near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Shefout Rahel. The sources confirmed that today’s bulldozing caused widespread harm to tens […]

31 Mar
2:42

COVID-19 State of Emergency: Powers and Restrictions Under Palestinian and International Law

 The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Introduction: On 05 March 2020, the Palestinian President issued a decree declaring a 30-day state of emergency to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Palestine. The Presidential decree bestowed upon the Prime Minister and relevant authorities the powers to “take all necessary […]

30 Mar
5:42

PCHR Calls upon International Community to Assist Healthcare System in Gaza Strip to Fight Coronavirus

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is closely monitoring the health conditions in the Gaza Strip, and the healthcare system’s preparedness to combat the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and its possible outbreak. PCHR confirms that the healthcare system will not be able to deal with patients infected with the coronavirus […]

30 Mar
11:28

Palestinians Cancel Land Day March Over Coronavirus Concerns

March 30th marks Palestinian Land Day, commemorating  the day on March 30, 1976, when Palestinians inside Israel protested against the Israeli government announcement of the seizure of 21,000 dunams  (5,189 acres) of Palestinian land. The Israeli police violently suppressed the demonstrations, killing 6 young Palestinians, and injuring and arresting many […]

29 Mar
10:08

League of Arab States Reiterates Support to the Palestinian People

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, reiterated on Sunday its support to the Palestinian people’s struggle against the Israeli occupation and called for unveiling all Israeli practices that undermine the existence of Palestinians on their own homeland. The league’s reiteration came in a statement, issued […]

29 Mar
6:50

Israeli Navy Shoots, Injures Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

One Palestinian fisherman was wounded by Israeli forces on Sunday, while fishing off the coast of the northern besieged Gaza Strip, according to local sources. Sources told Quds News Network (QNN) that the fisherman was in his boat fishing, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at him, wounding him with a […]

29 Mar
6:19

Dr. Ashrawi Sends Message of Solidarity from Palestine

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, on Saturday, sent a message of solidarity to the rest of the world, in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Dr. Ashrawi conveyed her message from Youtube, “From Palestine, from our little […]

29 Mar
6:47

Analysis: Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. By Taya Graham for The Real News Network Israeli Journalist […]

28 Mar
7:39

Palestinian Political Parties Call for Digitally Marking Land Day

The Higher Committee for Follow-up, consisting of majority of Palestinian political factions in the occupied West Bank, decided Saturday that due to current widely-spread Coronavirus in Palestine and other world countries, there will be no marches for marking the Palestinian Land Day of March 30, 2020. Instead, the committee urged […]

28 Mar
6:32

Israeli Troops Open Fire on Palestinian Farmer in Southern Gaza

Israeli troops opened fire at Palestinian farmers and shepherds, early on Saturday, near the border fence in eastern Khan Younis city, southern Gaza Strip, according to local sources. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli troops, stationed on the Israeli side of the border, opened their machine guns […]

28 Mar
6:16

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into Gaza

Israeli war jets fired, on Friday at night, several missiles into a few areas in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources said the army fire many missiles into an area, northwest of Gaza city, causing damage to homes and structures. The army also fired two artillery […]

28 Mar
3:12

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 March 2020)

Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

26 Mar
11:01

Israel Releases Post Packages for Palestinian Territories

Israeli authorities released on Thursday a large shipment of postal packages sent to the occupied Palestinian territories, from abroad. A statement, released by the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, said that the released shipment includes posts, delivered directly by three new countries to the Palestinian Authority’s […]